The Lantau Trail

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Opened in 1984, the Lantau Trail is a 70km long hiking trail which goes around Lantau Island, from Mui Wo and looping back to it. 

The Lantau trail has some of the nicest views of Hong Kong, as well as some of the tallest peaks.


 
Lantau Trail Section 1 & 2

Duration: 8.15k, 3 hours,

Difficulty: 7/10, 827m elevation gain 

Appreciation: 2/10 section for section 1. 8/10 overall. Section 1 is pure waste of time but about 1 hour in (4km) and into Section 2, great vistas are well worth the climb



       
Lantau Section 2-3

Duration: (11.7 kilometers), 7 hours

Difficulty: 8.5/10. For distance and elevation gain

Appreciation: 10/10











 
Lantau Section 3

Duration: (5.4 kilometers) 2.5 to 3 hours

Difficulty: 7/10. 550m elevation gain

Appreciation: 9/10


       
 
Lantau Section 4-5-6

Duration: (12.75 kilometers) 4 hours

Difficulty: 6.5/10. For distance and elevation gain

Appreciation: 9/10 if you have never been to Ngong Ping and Tai-O. 5/10 otherwise as a large portion of the trail is on the road





       
 
Lantau Section 7-8

Duration: (11.11 kilometers) 3.5 hours

Difficulty: 4/10. For distance and slight elevation gain

Appreciation: 8/10. A nice, easy trail with some nice views. First half is shaded but second one is not so, might be good to start the trail early afternoon




       
 
Lantau Section 9-10-11-12

Duration: (25 kilometers) 7 hours

Difficulty: 6/10. For distance and slight elevation gain

Appreciation: 6/10. Too much of it is flat pavement
       
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